208w ago - With Final Fantasy XIII now released in Japan, Square Enix has just opened up Final Fantasy XIV Beta sign ups along with an official FAQ.
All individuals are invited to apply, regardless of their past MMORPG experience.
The official Final Fantasy XIV Beta Web site indicates that the recruitment is currently for the Windows version of FF14 only, however, a PS3 version will follow on a later date according to PS3Attitude.com, to quote:
"When the TGS09 trailer for Final Fantasy XIV hit the Web, there was a disclaimer about a beta test at the very end of the video. In the past it was stated that there would be no beta test for the PS3 version of XIV."
208w ago - According to UFFSite.net (linked above), Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 has hit Japan already with a sealed copy images of the game making their way to the Internet alongside screenshots from early sections of the game.
Needless to say, Square Enix and Sony are hoping for some hefty sales figures as a result.
Additionally, FinalFantasy-XIII.net has revealed a report by a Japanese magazine which states a Final Fantasy XIII PlayStation Home Space and FF13 costumes are also on the way to Sony's virtual world.
Final Fantasy XIII Home Items include:
• Air Ship Figure (¥200)
• Carbuncle Stuffed Animal (¥200)
• Cocoon Ball (Balance Ball) (¥150)
• Eden – Chair (¥100)
• Eden – One Person Sofa (¥150)
• Eden – Planter Set (¥100)
• Eden – Shelf A (¥100)
• Eden – Shelf B (¥100)
• Eden – Sofa Table (¥100)
• Eden – Table (¥100)
• Eden – Taxidermy (¥150)
• Eden – Observation Room (¥600)
• Flower Sabotender Figure (¥200)
• Lightning Costume Set (¥600)
• Lightning Gun Sword Gun Mode Figure (¥200)
• Lightning Gun Sword Sword Mode...
211w ago - Today UffSite.net (linked above) has posted a picture of the Final Fantasy 13 box that has leaked, which reveals that no mandatory PS3 HDD Installation is required to confirm previous reports.
Additionally, although the game naturally runs in 720P it includes 1080P full HD for CGI sequences and has no lossless audio for the PlayStation 3 version.
To quote: "Specifically, the back of the box states that the game has No Optional or Mandatory install, only using up 500kb of hard drive space for a save game. This is great news for PS3 owners, and indicates that the game will run as smoothly as the demo did.
The image also confirms that the PS3 version will have super high quality LPCM 5.1 audio and the CGI sequences will be in full 1080p HD rather than the 720p that was feared.
While the game itself does run in 720p, this means the FMVs on PS3 will be of the highest possible quality. This may be the advantage PS3 will have over Xbox 360, as fitting lossless audio and large FMVs on a DVD will prove difficult."